Definition of chalcone
: a yellow crystalline ketone C6H5CHCHCOC6H5 made by the condensation of benzaldehyde and acetophenone; also : any of various derivatives of this compound, several of which are plant pigments related to the flavones
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Origin and Etymology of chalcone
German chalkon, from chalk- chalc- + -on -one; from its use in producing reddish yellow dyestuffs
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